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Don’t get burned

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There is a bogus tip out there where you can supposedly determine if your microwave is leaking radiation by using your cell phone. The tip goes like this: You put your cell phone in the microwave, (don’t turn the microwave on) then try to call the cell phone from...

Super steamy

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There’s a tip that’s been around for a while about how to clean the inside of your microwave. The tip is to put a glass of water in the microwave and then run it until the water heats to a boil. The tip claims the steam from the water...

Hot stuff

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Don’t sterilize sponges in the microwave. A study by the Journal of Environmental Health claimed that doing this killed 99.9 percent of the bacteria. But you could also catch it on fire if it’s not sufficiently damp. Just stick it in the dishwasher.

Bogus kitchen tips

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Everyone has a solution for kitchen chores and cooking; and it’s fun to prove some of these wrong!  I had a fan tell me once, you can keep ice cream soft, yet still frozen, by sealing it up in a freezer bag in the freezer once you’ve got it...

Micro-wrong!

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There are so many tips and tricks out there relating to your microwave on how to clean them or how to find out if it is leaking radiation. But many times these old wives tales just aren’t true. Take these two for example: There’s a tip that’s been around...

Bogus microwave pizza tip

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There are a lot of bogus microwave-related tips out there. For example, someone told me that if you’re reheating a piece of pizza in the microwave, do it with a glass of water in the microwave oven. The water, apparently, will keep the crust from getting too chewy. Well,...

Don’t be so gullible

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There is a bogus tip out there where you can supposedly determine if your microwave is leaking radiation by using your cell phone. The tip goes like this: You put your cell phone in the microwave, (don’t turn the microwave on) then try to call the cell phone from...

Cut the fat

The microwave is the easiest way to brown ground beef. A lot of you already know this, but here’s a tip you probably don’t know. Before microwaving, place the beef in a microwave-safe colander and then place the colander in a bowl. When microwaving, the fat from the beef...

DIY microwave popcorn

Here’s an interesting tip you’ve probably never heard before. You can cook regular popcorn in the microwave without having to buy the more expensive microwave popcorn. Simply put a small amount of popcorn in a paper lunch sack, fold the top down twice, and then put two staples in...

Beware Internet myths

The website www.snopes.com is great for debunking junk e-mails that people like to forward. For example, there’s one going around that says if you put a plastic container in either a microwave or freezer you’ll get cancer because of released dioxins. Completely false. There are no dioxins in plastic....